(HBO) – In the late 70s of the last century, in line with the policy of comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties and States, Ha Son Binh province of Vietnam established twinning relations with Luang Prabang province of Laos. At the 2nd provincial party congress of Ha Son Binh in October 1979, providing aid to Luang Prabang was considered a special task.
The Hoa Binh Technical and Economic College trains Lao students under the cooperation agreement between the province and Huaphanh.
Ha Son Binh was a former northern province formed from the merge of the two localities of Ha Tay and Hoa Binh. From 1980 to 1989, dozens of local delegations of technical officers and managers in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, irrigation, transportation, and construction were sent to Luang Prabang to help Lao people build and develop their economy.
Nowadays, Hoa Binh and the two northern provinces of Laos – Luang Prabang and Huaphanh – have launched many joint activities to demonstrate their friendship.
On December 26, 2014, Hoa Binh and Luang Prabang signed a memorandum of understanding. On January 22, 2015, a detailed agreement was inked between Hoa Binh and Huaphanh.
Hoa Binh and Huaphanh are implementing two programmes. One of them spends 156.228 billion VND (6.58 million USD), whose lion’s share is sourced from the Vietnamese Government’s non-refundable ODA for Laos, into building a high school in the Lao province. The school is expected to be operational in 2023.
The second programme focuses on training students from Huaphanh at colleges in Hoa Binh. In the 2019-2022 period, Hoa Binh is set to train 58 Lao students at its Technical and Economic College as well as Engineering and Technology College. The training cost nears 9 billion VND./.
(HBO) – Over the past years, the Party Committee of the Hoa Binh provincial Military Command has effectively directed the coordination with local Party committees, administrations, agencies, units, and localities in the reinforcement and optimisation of solidarity among the ethnic groups. This is a foundation for consolidating the all-people national defence.
(HBO) - On November 11 morning, a high-ranking delegation of the People's Council of Mongolia’s Tuv province led by Chairman Ts.Jambalsuren began a working visit to Hoa Binh province. Mongolian Ambassador to Vietnam Jigjee Sereejav also joined them.
(HBO) - A Vietnam-Russia culture festival took place in Luong Son district’s Hoa Son commune on October 29.
(HBO) – The great national unity festival 2022 was held in Mung hamlet of Hop Phong commune in Cao Phong district on November 8, which was attended by Ngo Van Tuan, member of the Party Central Committee and State Auditor General; and Nguyen Phi Long, alternative member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, among others.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh is now home for 227,572 children, accounting for 26.23% of the province’s population, including 2,764 living in difficulties, and 49,812 others at high risk of falling into such situation, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Over the years, the province has received great support from non-governmental organisations (NGO) in child protection and care.
(HBO) – Reputable people in Lac Son district have played a key role bridging all-level Party Committees and authorities to ethnic minority groups.